Livescan equipment ranges from $3,500 to $6,500. Plus some continuing costs.. This will go on the back burner for now. Because you can't even think about a purchase until you get certified. But the cost is important and you may need to toss this around in your mind and or plan for it.
Step 1: Get certified. You don't need livescan equipment to get certified. The cost to get certified is approximately $99.00. Once certified you can offer fingerprint cards.
The link to the DOJ is below. Read it. Print the handbook. Submit your application and get livescaned.
Step 2: Once certified you need to email the DOJ at firstname.lastname@example.org
This is all the info the DOJ needs right now.
Here's a sample email.
I am a certified fingerprint roller in CA. I respectfully request information on how to become a Private Service Provider. I live in (your city & county). My FPC number is -------